EVERYONE'S A WINNER – An enthusiastic Tanner Ystad, age 6, carries a barbecue grill to his mom after choosing it as a prize during the Sitka Sportsman's Association's 64th Sitka Salmon Derby Awards Ceremony Thursday at Centennial Hall. Tanner's 19.1-pound salmon earned him 55th place in the derby. Derby fishers chose from 88 donated prizes in order of their derby rankings. This year 12-year-old Emmit Johnson won the derby with a 31.2-pound king. Emmitt received Alaska Airlines round-trip tickets and $4,000 cash for his catch. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Sales Tax Reverts To 5% on Oct. 1

The City and Borough of Sitka’s sales tax rate will revert to 5 percent effective Oct. 1 for all sales, services and short-term rentals unless otherwise exempted.
Although long-term residential rentals are tax exempt, landlords are required to register their rentals with the City and Borough of Sitka’s sales tax offices. Call 747-1840 with questions.  Registration forms may be found on the city’s website www.cityofsitka.com under the ‘‘business’’ tab.  
 The bed tax rate remains the same at 6 percent.  

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